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Chris Kocurek, M.Ed Chris Kocurek, M.Ed.
Chief Executive Officer

Chris Kocurek, M.Ed. is a nationally recognized parenting consultant, the Chief Executive Officer of SuccessPlans™, and a seasoned treatment and educational consultant. He has over 24 years of experience in the education and behavioral health fields. His balance of formal education and employment experiences has made him a valued and unique asset to the profession of family consulting.
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Shannon Higgins Shannon Higgins, M.A., LPC-S
SuccessPlans Facilitator

Shannon Higgins, M.A., LPC-S is a SuccessPlans Facilitator supporting parents in providing effective parent strategies that help create family wellness. Shannon has over 15 years of experience working as a Licensed Professional Counselor and behavior specialist in public/private education, non-profit sector, and has owned a private practice for 10 years.
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Casey DeGroot Casey DeGroot, M.Ed., LPC
Associate Consultant/SuccessPlans Facilitator

Casey DeGroot is a SuccessPlans Facilitator who collaborates with families to build proactive and individualized parenting plans. Over the last decade, she's made it her mission to bring hope and healing to families experiencing various life challenges.

With a Bachelors degree in Psychology and Masters degree in Educational Psychology from the University of Houston, Casey brings a breadth of knowledge to the Academic Answers team. She has worked with families in non-profit, private-practice and educational settings, and has also served on various boards within the Houston area to help promote mental wellness.

A wife and mother of two, Casey enjoys a good laugh, a cup of coffee with close friends and spending quality time with her dog, Peaches.

Erica Curtis Erica Curtis
SuccessPlans Facilitator

Erica Curtis is a Success Plans Facilitator, partnering with parents to promote effective strategies that decrease stress at home, increase family connection, and support children's success. A practicing Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Board Certified Art Therapist for over fifteen years, Erica has extensive experience using compassionate, creative, and cutting-edge strategies to promote family health and happiness.
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